Intel just announced its first 8 core, 16 thread gaming monster -- otherwise known as the Intel® Core™ i7-5960X processor Extreme Edition desktop processor -- targeted at hardcore gamers, multitasking mavens and 4K video enthusiasts. During a keynote by Intel VP Lisa Graff, Alienware*, Cloud Imperium*, and Playful* discussed the benefits they are seeing with this new platform. Intel’s booth features systems from several manufacturers using this new processor family running popular games such as Lucky’s Tale*, Superhot* with the Oculus Rift*, Dark Souls 2* and Titan Fall*. Intel will also demonstrate gaming while streaming via Twitch* on a new Intel Core processor Extreme Edition-based system in the booth. Get more on the new processor family and check out info on PAX.
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These eight new motherboards are based on Intel's X99 chipset.
HTC may be replacing the mid-range Snapdragon 615 octa-core chip with a quad-core Snapdragon 410 inside its upcoming desire 820 device.
MSI has five X99 motherboads: two overclocking boards at two price points, two gaming boards at two price points, and a single standard-fare board.
EVGA's X99 lineup consists of the X99 Classified, X99 FTW and X99 Micro.
Here's what the boutique system builders are offering regarding the new Haswell-E launch.
Asus has four X99 motherboards to announce, and for now just three will be available immediately. All four motherboards feature the LGA2011-3 socket, and all of them have support for the new Haswell-E processors.
The deluge of X99 motherboards begins. ASRock has nine SKUs to share for enthusiast, overclocker, and workstation needs.